Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Nutrition and Food Safety
Director / Head:
Assoc. Prof. Visith Chavasit
Institute of Nutrition
Phutthamonthon 4 Rd., Salaya
(66-2) 441 9740/441 9035-9
(66-2) 441 9344
Date of Designation:
Date of Discontinuation:
Terms of Reference:
- To carry out training and research for SEA Regional countries and others as requested by WHO in community nutrition and food safety
- To provide consultant services and assist WHO in the above and related areas namely food and nutrition security, food processing, and nutrition communication.
- To act as an information dissemination centre in the above areas
- Food safety
Types of activity:
- Training and education
Ower: 1.1 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to maximize equitable access of all people to vaccines of assured quality, including new immunization product and technologies, and to integrate other essential child-health interventions with immunization.
Ower: 1.2 - Effective coordination and support provided in order to achieve certification of poliomyelitis eradication, and destruction , or appropriate containment, of polioviruses, leading to a simultaneous cessation of oral poliomyelitis vaccination globally.
Ower: 4.1 - Support provided to Member States to formulate a comprehensive policy, plan and strategy for scaling up towards universal access to effective interventions in collaboration with other programmes, paying attention to reducing gender inequality and health inequities, providing a continuum of care throughout the life course, integrating service delivery across different levels of the health system and strengthening coordination with civil society and the private sector.
DE SILVA Padmini Angela
+41 22 791 3317
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork